The Media Guru

Feb 11, 2008


Nokia N96

First there were the spy shots! Then there was Nokia Germany’s unintended leak. This is it! Nokia’s next ultimate phone. The N96 - the One to Watch. The iPhone-Slayer… (hear iPhone-killer).
Update: The N96 successor - Nokia N97 - Touchscreen Qwerty Slider

Nokia N96

Everyone knows the specs… but let’s have another go at it… (just to make you drool)
The N96 is the successor to the N95 8GB. It has Quad-band GSM, EDGE, UMTS & HSDPA. It also has DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast – Handhelds), the EU standard for Digital Broadcast on mobile devices. The N96 has a massive 16GB flash memory, expandable up to 24GB if you can get an 8GB card into the microSD slot. Just like the N95, it has A-GPS (Assisted-Global Position System), a Carl Zeiss 5MP Camera, WLAN (Wifi b/g) & a 2.8” 16.7 million colours screen. In addition to the EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, it also has FM Radio & a 3.5mm jack that transforms into TV-out a SDTV output. The N96 comes with S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 with Nokia Maps 2.0 and native flash movie playback (Flash Lite 3). Oh… & it has a kickback stand to help you watch your favourite shows on DVB-H.

Read the Hands-On here!!!
N96 vs HTC Touch HD vs iPhone 3G

Now drool over the pics…

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There’s only a single downside… the 950mAh battery. & of course the lack of touchscreen…
Nevertheless, there’s actually NO DEVICE on Planet Earth that can beat those specs…
Note: I’m tired out of the iPhone-killer references to every other touchscreen phone… but you must admit, the N96 just beats the iPhone EVERYWHERE.

Update: N96 Demo Video

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Yashvin said...

seems promising...

p faire mwa baver lol!

carrotmadman6 said...


Anonymous said...

Except it has a smaller screen...

and isn't a touch-screen.

Fact is, you can rant on and on and on and on about how the iPhone will do your tax return and pleasure your wife while you watch TV. Fact is, people don't care. There are loads of phones that beat the iPhone on paper available now, but the features are all crappy, hard to use, and ugly, so they might as well not exist.

If Nokia can make the N96 and all of its features easy and attractive to use, extremely robust, and easy to Sync with your computer, only THEN will they have an iPhone killer.

Other than that, it's just a feature packed smart-phone with buttons, and the iPhone has been absolutely clobbering (in sales terms) feature-packed smart-phones with buttons.

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